Saturday, November 6, 2010

Printing Ink



The Printing Ink Company made this short video about how printing ink is made. The ink is so beautiful that I started salivating. I'm not kidding!

It's less than 9 minutes long and reminds me of a Mr. Roger's field trip in his neighborhood. Only better.

The soundtrack is luscious, too. It's Alfred Brendel's Piano Concerto No.5 in E flat major Op.73 - "Emperor" - 2. Adagio un poco mosso

If you need a pleasant break today, I suggest that you put on your headphones (or plug in some good speakers to your computer) set the video to full screen, and enjoy the show.

12 comments:

Sabio Lantz said...

Though I didn't salivate, I enjoyed that. Then I looked up Pantone and Color Space on wiki only to again show myself how much I don't know about what I take for granted -- my life story!
Thanx, that was fun.

Dan Gurney said...

You're welcome. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for commenting.

Sarah Lulu said...

Oh that is amazing!!

Dan Gurney said...

Hey Sarah Lulu, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Jenny Stevning said...

Wow! That was fascinating. I am so glad I watched that. Yes, it to reminded me of Mr. Roger's videos. (My personal favorite: Pink Erasers.)

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Jenny. I never saw that one. I searched for it on Youtube to no avail. Do you know a link? I'd like to see it.

Paul C said...

What is art, traditional or digital, without vibrant colours? Thanks for this wonderful recommendation.

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Paul, you're certainly welcome. I take for granted things like printer's ink without really thinking about how much care must go into making good ink. I guess in this digital age I could have as much (maybe more) appreciation for all the people who've worked to make LCD displays so vibrant and colorful.

Bonnie said...

Mesmerizing Dan. I am going to get my husband to come and watch this. He has owned and operated big printing operations for most of his professional life. I do know from him that how inks are applied to paper has changed over the years - less determined by pressmen these days as by computers. It is quite a science mixing the colours to produce exactly what the client wants.

Reya Mellicker said...

That is so cool! Thanks.

Dan Gurney said...

Hi Bonnie, I would think someone like your husband would really enjoy this video. I know next to nothing about printing, and I found in fascinating. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Dan Gurney said...

Hey, Reya, thanks for stopping by.